GUARDIAN OVERSELLS TRANSFER EXCLUSIVE! Inter To Bid £40m For Gareth Bale This Summer

Ollie Irish

27th, January 2011


By Ollie Irish

Bale: big clubs want him, apparently Arry is scared

The Guardian’s sports editor Ian Prior teased the whole of the football Twittersphere with the promise of a “major and boy do I mean it football exclusive”, to be dispensed today at 5.30pm precisely. Cue something of a Twitter meltdown, as we all wondered what this major scoop could be: Rooney to Real, Mourinho to Man City, Ryan Babel to Linkedin? Whatever, we held our breath, we made wild and amusing guesses, we held our breath some more.

When the major exclusive finally dropped with a deafening clang, you could hear the sound of 10,000 mehs. The Guardian’s XXL story? Inter plan to bid £40m for Gareth Bale… this summer… probably. Really, that’s the major exclusive, which I won’t link to as payment for the two hours of my life

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